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Submitted by nintendo_fan_4life 319d ago | news

The Pokémon Company Makes $1.5 Billion Annually

The Pokémon Company International makes $1.5 billion a year from the sale of games, trading cards, movies, and toys, according to a License Global! report. (3DS, Industry, Nintendo DS, The Pokémon Company International)

XiSasukeUchiha  +   319d ago
Pokemon is profitable!
cleft5  +   319d ago
This is why Nintendo will never be in financial danger. They own a lot of crazy profitable IPs.
bmf7364  +   319d ago
Remember when they're stock plummitted earlier this year? They did a literal last minute announcement of 3rd gen remakes and everyone lost their shit. E3 2013, Smash 4, everyone lost their shit. Nintendo still has over $10 billion banked and can survive on a $250 million loss for 40 years. Nintendo is here to stay, and they're the biggest fuck-you to the PC Master Race and their retarded investors because no matter what happens, Nintendo is here and has the power to do whatever they want.
Magicite  +   319d ago
un-believable!
MightyNoX  +   319d ago
Understatement of the century.
mikel1015  +   319d ago
They are literally a treasure chest that spawns its own gold for Nintendo
-Foxtrot  +   319d ago
Maybe they can put some of that money toward a Pokemon Wii U RPG game
Ripsta7th  +   319d ago
I wish... GF stated main Pokemon will stay on handhelds though so i wouldnt expect it anytime soon sadly
Blackleg-sanji  +   319d ago
At least give me a pokemon snapU or an colleseum type game then
Blackleg-sanji  +   319d ago
Was just about to say thay!!! Only good can come from it (if they do it right)
Trunkz Jr  +   319d ago
I think if the Super Smash Wii U + 3DS works well, maybe in the future they will try a Pokemon Wii U + 3DS game - same game only far better graphic and options on the Wii U version.
TheFutureIsBlue  +   319d ago
That much money and they just now made a 3D Pokemon game? O.o. Seriously they should be able to make a console Pokemon game EASILY. It would sell and they have the $$$ to do it.
TekoIie  +   319d ago
They should make a new style of Pokemon game for the Wii U.

It can be an RPG but don't give it the handhelds combat system. I would prefer it to be more of a single player experience.
TomahawkX  +   319d ago
and this is why I get a good laugh at people thinking that Nintendo is doomed
DiscoKid  +   319d ago
This.
stavrami-mk2  +   319d ago
Mere pocket change
YoungKingDoran  +   319d ago
Damn.... Spare some change there mate? I won't use it for alcohol, I swear
Chrono  +   319d ago
1.5 isn't much.
marloc_x  +   319d ago
Read the article, it is not pertaining to Sony's debt..
link2Dpast  +   319d ago
Digimon had no chance. I remember the supposedly competition in my young days lol
CloudyAero  +   319d ago
Don't get it wrong though. Digimon still have some golden gems.
link2Dpast  +   318d ago
1st season was epic
Zero-One  +   316d ago
Yes it did in terms of character development, story, and not having the monsters annoyingly spouting their names over and over again. And at least it has an ending.
dota2champion  +   319d ago
Good. Now spend that on a pokemon MMORPG for wiiu
itBourne  +   319d ago
Right, that much money and you cant throw some at an mmo. I would buy a Wii u just for that alone!
Gezmoyassine  +   319d ago
I knew that Pokemon was a very lucrative IP but i didn't think it was that lucrative.That is some SERIOUS $$$
HonestDragon  +   319d ago
That's very impressive. I'm glad that Pokemon is still doing so well ever since it debuted.
contradictory  +   319d ago
i'd like an console version of R/B/Y for Wii U
not an MMORPG mind you, just normal pokemon that's outside of handhelds

although i'm not gonna complain about the handheld games either
Rockefellow  +   319d ago
Is that 1.5 billion their gross profits, or is that before their expenditures? You could take a whole lot of companies' profits before deducting costs of operation and the like and it'd be equally impressive-- but if this is actually their profits, they've got to be making more money than 95% of other gaming companies with their own megafranchises.

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